Marie-Andrée Dumais defended her PhD thesis

Marie-Andrée Dumais has successfully defended her PhD thesis. The title of the thesis was «Regional Tectonic and Environmental Assessments of the Norwegian Polar Regions using Potential Field Methods»

The Assessment Committee consisted of Professor Carmen Gaina, University of Oslo (UiO), Dr. Richard Saltus, Colorado State University and Associate Professor Kenneth Duffaut, NTNU. Duffaut was also the administrator of the committee.

Associate Professor Marco Brönner, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Dr. Morten Smelror, The Geological Survey of Norway, and Professor Ståle Emil Johansen, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU have been the candidate’s co-supervisors.

Congratulations, Marie!

Bibek Neupane defended his PhD Thesis

Bibek Neupane ha successfully defended his PhD Thesis. The title of the thesis was «Long-term impact on unlined tunnels of hydropower plants due to frequent start/stop sequences». Professor Krishna Kanta Panthi, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Associate Professor Kaspar Vereide, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been the candidate’s co-supervisor.

Bibek and professor Krishna Kanta Panhti

Congratulations, Bibek!

Bibek Neupane defends his PhD Thesis

Today, Bibek Neupane defends his PhD Thesis. The title of the thesis is «Long-term impact on unlined tunnels of hydropower plants due to frequent start/stop sequences». The Faculty has appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis: Professor Jonny Sjöberg, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, Professor Rajinder Kumar Bhasin, NGI, Professor Ola Fredin, NTNU (Administrator) and Professor Bjørn Frengstad, NTNU (Co-administrator). Professor Krishna Kanta Panthi, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Associate Professor Kaspar Vatland Vereide, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been the candidate’s co-supervisor. You can watch the defence 1315 here  (Meeting ID: 998 6650 5890 Passcode: 021938)

Good luck, Bibek!

Welcome Andriani

Andriani Manataki is 24 years old, from Greece and she has just joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum to undertake a 3-year PhD-project in the field of Drilling Engineering. Her main supervisor is professor Sigbjørn Sangesland and the co-supervisor is Bob Eden (Managing director / Professor, Rawwater Inc. UK).

Andriani will focus, through her research, on “Applications and properties of bismuth alloys in well completion and well plugging”. She will do experimental work, aiming to evaluate and test bismuth as an alternative sealing material. The research will propose and evaluate applications of bismuth alloys in well completion and P&A, and will model the interaction between bismuth alloy and steel/cement/cap rock formation. This research is part of SFI SWIPA which is an initiative that aims to obtain a scientific understanding of permanent well barriers and allocate for improved well barrier design methodologies.

Andriani has graduated from the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, in National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), in Greece, having an integrated Master degree, with specialization in Chemical Metallurgy. Her thesis, about the “Conversion of dawsonite to hydrated alumina”, was undertaken under the supervision of Dimitrios Panias (Professor, NTUA), in the laboratories of metallurgy in NTUA. Her internship was in SINTEF Industry, in the department of Metal Production and Processing, working as a researcher for the “ENSUREAL PROJECT”.

Welcome, Andriani!

PhD position in Mining Engineering

The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum has a vacancy for a PhD position in Mining Engineering. We are looking for a PhD candidate in mining method selection for Deep Sea Mining operations. The appointment has a duration of three years with the possibility of one additional year of compulsory work. Read more here 

Welcome Bikash!

Bikash Chaudhary has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to undertake a 3-year PhD-project in the field of Engineering Geology under the project «NoRSTRESS». His supervisor is Krishna Kanta Panthi (Professor, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU).

Bikash’s research aims at seeking a better understanding of the rock mass’ inherent, natural stresses for sustainable development of hydropower. His work will focus on engineering geological issues related to the “Development of the-state-of-the-art design guideline based on analysing past failure and successful cases of unlined pressure tunnels and shafts of hydropower plants”.

The project is funded by the Norwegian research council in cooperation with SINTEF, NTNU, Hafslund E-CO Energi AS, Hydro Energi AS, Sira-Kvina kraftselskap DA, Skagerak Kraft AS, Statkraft AS.

Bikash has M.Sc. in Hydropower Development from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTNU. He has worked as a hydropower engineer/design engineer in a hydropower consulting firm in Nepal for 5 years.

Welcome Bikash!

Sondre Gjengedal has successfully defended his PhD thesis

Sondre Gjengedal has successfully defended his PhD thesis at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum. The title of the academic thesis was: «Groundwater heat pump systems. New insights on system design and on fluid flow in unconsolidated aquifers». Sondre is the first PhD finishing from the Ormel-project.

Associate Professor Randi Kalskin Ramstad has been the candidate’s main supervisor. Professor Bjørn Frengstad and Hydrogeologist Bernt Olav Hilmo, Asplan Viak AS, have been the candidate’s co-supervisors.

The Assessment Committee consisted of Professor Jasmin Raymond, INRS, University of Quebec, Canada, Olof Andersson, GeoStrata, Sweden and Associate Professor Carl Fredrik Berg, NTNU

Congratulations, Sondre!

Welcome Kristoffer

Kristoffer Tesdal Galtung has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum to undertake a PhD in geophysics with Alexey Stovas as his main supervisor and Espen Birger Raknes as co-supervisor. The focus of Kristoffer’s research will be on ray tracing and inversion in anisotropic media, and the research will be conducted at the SFI Center of Geophysical Forecasting, hosted by the Department of Electronic Systems.

Kristoffer has an M.Sc in geophysics from the University of Bergen. The theme of his Master’s thesis was the use of acoustic waves to estimate temperatures in the ocean over large distances. In particular, he worked on forward modelling in the Fram Strait, where the presence of non-geometric arrivals is causing difficulties in analysing the acoustic data.

Welcome, Kristoffer!

Welcome Handita

Handita Reksi Dwitantra Sutoyo has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at NTNU to undertake a 3-year PhD-project in the field of Petroleum Engineering with supervisor Carl Fredrik Berg and co-supervisor Heiner Schumann from SINTEF Industry. The focus of this PhD will be on reduction of emissions from hydrocarbon production through alternative energy efficient drainage strategies. He has been working as reservoir engineer for 7 years with several companies. Handitas recent experience is with Medco EP Indonesia working in field of reservoir modelling. He had his MSc. from IFP School, France in field of Reservoir and Geoscience Engineering and Petroleum Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung. In addition, he has BSc. from Institut Teknologi Bandung in Petroleum Engineering.

Welcome Handita!